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IOGEAR Long Range Media Center Desktop GKM551R

IOGEAR Long Range Media Center Desktop GKM551R
alaScore 79

26 reviews

May, 2016

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 reviews of IOGEAR Long Range Media Center Desktop GKM551R. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Keyboards for all reviews. Views about the usability and durability are generally positive.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Keyboards the IOGEAR Long Range Media Center Desktop GKM551R is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of IOGEAR Long Range Media Center Desktop GKM551R from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Keyboards on Reviewers are impressed by the durability.


82% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: IOGear 2.4G Wireless Long Range Media Center Desktop Keyboard Mouse- Black (GKM551R)

May, 2016

Consumer review by: Junk Reviewer (



Piece of Junk. You'd think anybody can make a keyboard these days. How hard can it be? Has IOGear heard of QC.

Pros are only possible if the item is presumed to work

Keyboard doesn't work

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: StingWash (

Works Great


Mouse wakes up on mouse click not mouse movement

Works Great. Simple install. More then enough range. Good response


Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: denialp (

Perfect HTPC Keyboard


I wanted a keyboard and mouse with no (or very few) of the gimicky media/volume/etc buttons that would look good if I leave it sitting out on my coffee table. I am very happy with this product.

This is the best wireless keyboard and mouse I've ever owned. It has excellent range - across the room easily w/o issue. Works great in my HTPC setup

I get minor lag on occasion with both the keyboard and mouse - nothing major, can still game fairly well, though thats not what I've built the system for. You need to click the mouse to reconnect after not using it for a while

Jul, 2009

Consumer review by: abstrakt29 (

iogear dont buy this


not worth the 70 bucks looks cool but theres other boards out there

good range while it worked

mouse was clunky fell asleep often keys started coming off the board after the first month usb fell apart when i tried to remove it

Jun, 2009

Consumer review by: A customer (

A customer


I bought this to control my home theater PC and it works perfectly. The range is great, and setup was simple plug and play. I should have done this a long time ago--I can use the mouse on the arm of the recliner or the end table. Great product...

Consumer review by: (

IOGEAR Long Range Media Center Desktop Keyboard and Mouse


Return several "other" brand wireless keyboards. Need a good long range system for my home. Got it in just two days!! Out of box, worked like a charm!! No software....and it does work "as stated" to 33 feet. Using it now, on my 64" and about 20 feet...

Consumer review by: DEE (




Consumer review by: (

IOGEAR Long Range Media Center Desktop Keyboard and Mouse


Overall I am pleased with the keyboard, but find the lack of fast forward and rewind buttons frustrating when this is advertised as a Media Center keyboard. You can launch Media Center, My TV, My Music, My Video, and My Pictures all with one touch of a...

Product Specifications

Enjoy the freedom of 2.4GHz wireless connectivity with IOGEAR's Wireless Media Center Desktop (long range wireless keyboard and mouse combo). The keyboard and mouse allow you to work up to 33 feet away from the USB receiver connected to your computer. In addition, the laser mouse provides great accuracy over most surfaces requiring minimal hand movement due to its 800 dpi resolution. The ultra thin, lightweight, and stylish keyboard offers comfort wherever you type. The Media Center (MCE) hotkeys give you quick access to My TV, My Music, My Video, and My Pictures.


Compatibility:Mac / PC
Manufacturer:IOGEAR / ATEN Technology
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:IOGEAR Long Range Media Center Desktop

Input Device

Connectivity Technology:Wireless
Form Factor:External
Interface (DA):RF
Pointing Device / Manipulator:Mouse

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

System Requirements

OS Required:Apple MacOS X 10.2 or later / Microsoft Windows Vista / 2000 / XP